Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Building Peace with Justice

Building Peace with Justice is a brief, weekly bulletin reflection written by members of a Diocese of Rochester Public Policy sub-committee that links the Sunday readings to Catholic social teaching. Many parishes publish them as space allows.

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Today’s Solemnity of the Most Blessed Trinity celebrates the relational unity of God. But it also celebrates the grace that invites us into that relational unity, as sons and daughters of God in Christ through the Holy Spirit. It is a celebration that should fill us with hope for all God’s children, despite the images and reports of violence and injustice that daily bombard us.

As peace-makers, we often find ourselves feeling burnt-out and discouraged by our efforts to bring healing to a broken world. How might today’s celebration strengthen us? How might it enable us once again, in St Paul’s words, to boast in hope of the glory of God?